CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dentist’s Money Digest®, the essential resource for business-minded dentists, has successfully concluded a survey focusing on the opinions of dentists on Dental Service Organizations (DSOs). According to the survey results, more than 70 percent of dentists have a negative perception of DSOs.
“The business of dentistry is at a crossroads. We hope this survey shines a light on the opinions of new and veteran dentists as to which direction the business should or will go,” said Joe Hannan, managing editor of Dentist’s Money Digest®.
DSOs contract with dentists or dental practices to provide critical business management and non-clinical operations support. The DSO model promises dentists the ability to maximize their practice and to focus exclusively on the patient while delivering excellent dental care.
Key findings from survey respondents are as follows:
- 77 percent thought that DSOs had a negative effect on dentistry
- 42 percent did not receive formal training for practice ownership
- Only 13 percent were affiliated with a DSO
Dentist’s Money Digest® designed the survey to measure the likability and acceptance of Dental Service Organizations in the dental community. Although most the dental practice owners agreed that DSOs alleviate business problems and offer viable opportunity for those with limited business acumen, only one-third indicated that DSOs allow dentists to be more attentive to the patients.
For more information on the survey results, please visit: http://www.dmdtoday.com/news/dentists-hold-negative-view-of-dsos-survey-shows/P-1
About Dentist’s Money Digest®
Dentist’s Money Digest® is an online business and finance journal for today’s dentist. The site and provides daily practice management, personal finance and lifestyle stories designed to keep dental professionals up-to-date in a rapidly changing health care landscape. Content features a mix of news updates, columns and expert advice from dental and financial professionals that is tailored to fit the needs of dentists. Dentist’s Money Digest® is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. For more information, please visit: http://www.dmdtoday.com/